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    Niacin flush gave me permanent skin rash WTF! Help!


    I took this vasodilator supp sample like a month or two ago, I got the warm tingling sensation which I thought was kinda cool.. what wasn't anywhere to be cool was the bright red skin rash on my feet that I noticed when I went to take a shower, in particular on my left foot.
    The skin feels dry even though I keep hydrating, and just today another small patch appeared which got me quite concerned about it.. if this thing spreads I'm screwd
    Anyone ever got this? Any topical or supp to reverse it? The skin was clear on that area how could it possibly change so fast to a localized dry red rash?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flay View Post
    I took this vasodilator supp sample like a month or two ago, I got the warm tingling sensation which I thought was kinda cool.. what wasn't anywhere to be cool was the bright red skin rash on my feet that I noticed when I went to take a shower, in particular on my left foot.
    The skin feels dry even though I keep hydrating, and just today another small patch appeared which got me quite concerned about it.. if this thing spreads I'm screwd
    Anyone ever got this? Any topical or supp to reverse it? The skin was clear on that area how could it possibly change so fast to a localized dry red rash?!?
    Try a hoy foot bath, get them all warm, then a deep foot massage. It may break up any remaining B-3, and fllow ino the lymph system.

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    i think ur a bit over reacting....a niacin rush shouldnt last for more than 30minutes...so if u get a "niacin" type rash a few days later its got nothing to do with the niacin...maybe u just have a rash and chapped skin...
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    No it wasn't a few days later, the rash appeared right after an hour of taking the supp, maybe even sooner but I only noticed after my workout. I'm pretty sure it was the niacin, before there was nothing there. And the worst part is that this thing seems to be spreading slowly, kinda have a bit in my toes.. I think I'm gonna have to see the doctor for this one.
    Thanks DAdams91982 for the suggestion, I'm gonna try it to see if it helps but this is weird, it seems like I have blood trapped underneath the skin.
    It looks similar to the foot on this page http://ekebodesign.eu/blog/index.php...ar-mika-se-on/
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    For the OP-

    Have you ever had athlete's foot?
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    Niacin flush gives you a rash on your feet? I am kinda on the Idea Slow-Mum had. I think it could be athlete's foot and the niacin aggravates it. I haven't ever heard of a niacin flush rash on ones feet.
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    I've had herbal supplements break me out in a wicked skin rash. Niacin wasn't the only thing in your supp, so I wouldn't pin the rash on it. What the niacin did was dilate your skin's blood vessels allowing a faster reaction to the offending agent. These reactions can be a beotch to clear though. Mine was unaffected by oral and topical antihistamines and steroids. Next time take just the niacin. Never take the other supp again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flay View Post
    I took this vasodilator supp sample like a month or two ago, I got the warm tingling sensation which I thought was kinda cool.. what wasn't anywhere to be cool was the bright red skin rash on my feet that I noticed when I went to take a shower, in particular on my left foot.
    The skin feels dry even though I keep hydrating, and just today another small patch appeared which got me quite concerned about it.. if this thing spreads I'm screwd
    Anyone ever got this? Any topical or supp to reverse it? The skin was clear on that area how could it possibly change so fast to a localized dry red rash?!?
    that sounds like nano x9...its the yohimbe HCl if that is in fact what you were taking
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    i agree with the other posts...i HIGHLY doubt this is because of niacin...like i said earlier i think ur overreacting...u can just go to the doctor and everything will be fine...if it doesnt kill u it makes u stronger eh...
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    While niacin flushes DO suck (had 500mg once, NOT fun for the next 45 minutes) - I wouldn't pin it on anything OTHER than the flush, that rash is coming from another ingredient or reaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slow-mun View Post
    For the OP-

    Have you ever had athlete's foot?

    No but I did have some weird allergy during teens. Lots of itching and skin would peel a bit, went away after a couple years tough.. but left the skin on my feet with a bit of a darker tone here and there, I think I might have a tendency to develop ulcers, many people in my family have them including my mother.
    The supplement I took was NOS Fusion from Reflex Here's the ingredient list:

    ActiNOS 10 000mg
    Ginko Biloba 3 000mg
    Beta Alanine 1 600mg
    Taurine 1 500mg
    Glucuronolactone 1 000mg
    Malic Acid n/a
    Maltodextrin 1 000mg
    Caffeine 150mg
    Green Tea (epigallocatechin Gallate, Catechins) 100mg
    Sucralose n/a
    Acesulfame K n/a
    Vitamin C 60mg
    Nicotinic acid 50mg

    I always tought it had to be the niacin, I'll look into the other ingredients to see if I can find anything related to rashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flay View Post
    No but I did have some weird allergy during teens. Lots of itching and skin would peel a bit, went away after a couple years tough.. but left the skin on my feet with a bit of a darker tone here and there, I think I might have a tendency to develop ulcers, many people in my family have them including my mother.
    The supplement I took was NOS Fusion from Reflex Here's the ingredient list:

    ActiNOS 10 000mg
    Ginko Biloba 3 000mg
    Beta Alanine 1 600mg
    Taurine 1 500mg
    Glucuronolactone 1 000mg
    Malic Acid n/a
    Maltodextrin 1 000mg
    Caffeine 150mg
    Green Tea (epigallocatechin Gallate, Catechins) 100mg
    Sucralose n/a
    Acesulfame K n/a
    Vitamin C 60mg
    Nicotinic acid 50mg

    I always tought it had to be the niacin, I'll look into the other ingredients to see if I can find anything related to rashes.
    If I were you, I'd go buy an anti-fungal cream and apply it to my feet, twice a day after showering and drying my feet.
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    As jared said, why not be better safe than sorry? If it really is as bad as you say it is, your best bet would be to go to an actual DOCTOR to identify it. Be sure to at least bring a list of what you are taking/were taking at the time this happened, along with dosages and ingredients (or just bring the bottles, sounds silly but it is the best way to help figure out what is going on).

    As Dr. D has stated in a commonly used quote; "any doctor who tries to diagnose and treat himself has an idiot for a doctor and a fool for a patient!"

    Please get it checked out and update us with what's up.
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    histamine makes your body flush with nicotinic acid
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    No it's not acanthosis. It doesn't look good but it doesn't look that bad either.. wouldn't go to the swimming pool to show it off tough.
    I probably will be seeing the doctor but I'm gonna try to apply some topicals for few weeks and try to get rid of it first.
    Last time I went to the doctor with a sore throat she asked "why don't you stop smoking?!" even tough I pratically never smoked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredGalloway View Post
    i agree with the other posts...i HIGHLY doubt this is because of niacin...like i said earlier i think ur overreacting...u can just go to the doctor and everything will be fine...if it doesnt kill u it makes u stronger eh...
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    Just a little update. I've been using a dexametasone cream for a couple weeks and now the rash is much less visible.
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    Did your doctor ever find out the cause of the rash? Anyways, glad to hear it's getting better! Certainly beats getting worse .
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    Didn't went to the doctor.. someone in my family used this cream to get rid of a rash so I thought I'd give it a try.
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    May I ask why one would pursue a "niacin flush?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyders View Post
    May I ask why one would pursue a "niacin flush?"
    One does not pursue a "niacin flush," it simply happens when one takes just a bit too much niacin. It is something that has happened to me, and it is NOT something that I would like to happen again, even if it is only for 30 minutes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecu19 View Post
    One does not pursue a "niacin flush," it simply happens when one takes just a bit too much niacin. It is something that has happened to me, and it is NOT something that I would like to happen again, even if it is only for 30 minutes .
    I like the niacin flush. There are a few other masochists like myself, especially Poseidon fans. I bask in the flush before breakfast.
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    I mean though, what does it accomplish, or if it isn't desired, how does one consume too much niacin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyders View Post
    I mean though, what does it accomplish, or if it isn't desired, how does one consume too much niacin?
    It accomplishes red blotchy itchy skin. It feels almost as if your face is on fire and itchy. It isn't hard to consume too much niacin, 600mg all at once (6 pills 100mg each USP) did it for me. You'll know in ~15 minutes after ingestion if you took too much. Try it, and you'll see
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